30 september 2020
E was the name of a periodic journal which Marshall Reese co-edited and co-published with composer Gene Carl. The name was taken from the vowel from cognate words in Indo-European languages – meaning to go, to fly, to be in transition and the publication was an attempt to unite the worlds of poetry and music. This LP is the third number of E magazine. It has taken over 40 years to be published and documents influences that reached Marshall Reese via Charles Amirkhanian in the 70s and early 80s. According to Reese his generation was “at the forefront of an expansion of literacy combining indigenous poetries, graphics, still and moving images, recorded words, music and sound, an oral/aural culture experiencing poetry and music as synaesthesia”.